Amid Amidi

AMID AMIDI (@amid/LinkedIn) is an author, historian, and consultant, with numerous books to his credit. He has written The Art of Pixar: The Complete Color Scripts and Select Art from 25 Years of Animation for Pixar (2011) and was the youngest recipient of the Theatre Library Association Award which he received for his book Cartoon Modern: Style and Design in Fifties Animation (2006). Read his full bio HERE.

Cartoon Culture

Obama Mo-cap

The Onion reports that Barack Obama has been outfitted with
motion-capture sensors and that his entire presidency is being …


The Japan Times has a long, and at times sensationalistic,
article describing how the Japanese animation industry is …


Coraline was the first time I’d seen a film in 3-D in a very
long time, and while I enjoyed the film immensely, the 3-D …


Here’s the stylish trailer for The Cat Piano, a just-completed
animated short by our friends at the People’s Republic of …


Director Fred Olen Ray: “So I’m sitting in this movie theater
one day and I’m watching Who Framed Roger Rabbit and I see …


I saw the Hungarian short KJFG No. 5 by Alexei Alexeev at Annecy
last year. I didn’t laugh but lots of other people did. …

Cartoon Culture

Spotted outside of an Asian grocery store in Queens, a cardboard
box from a yam producer that uses an unauthorized rendition …